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Charges of “judicial activism” have been leveled by both liberals and conservatives when they perceive judges to be overstepping their appropriate authority by “legislating from the bench.”
With its summer recess looming, one of the most highly anticipated decisions of the Supreme Court’s term will be handed down this month.
In a recent survey conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org, only 16 percent of Russians said it was “important to live in a country governed by a democracy.” By contrast, 72 percent of Americans, 70 percent of the Chinese, and 91 percent in Argentina agreed with the same statement. You can read more of their study here.
The Espionage Act of 1917 is back in vogue however not all charges of espionage are the same, nor are all claims of whistleblowing.
In its annual poll of Americans’ attitudes towards morally-charged subjects, the Gallup organization found that abortion rose in acceptance for the second year in a row (after hitting an all-time low in 2009.) The percentage of those who found abortion morally acceptable is now at 39 percent, still well below a majority. Among other constitutionally… [Continue Reading]